NMMU presents musical classics

[caption id="attachment_34800" align="alignright" width="250"] ILYA GRINGOLTS[/caption]

THE Port Elizabeth Music Society presents violinist Ilya Gringolts and pianist Peter Laul at the NMMU South Campus Auditorium in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.

Winner of the 1998 International Violin Competition "Premio Paganini", Gringolts was also awarded two special prizes for the youngest ever competitor to be placed in the final and the best interpreter of Paganini's Caprices.

Gringolts was one of 12 young artists selected by the BBC for their New Generation Artists Scheme.

He is also acting as International Fellow at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Laul was born into a musical family in St Petersburg, Russia and received his education studying with Alexander Sandler at the St Petersburg Conservatory, where he has since become a faculty member.

In 2003 he was awarded the honorary medal For Achievements in the Arts by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

For the PE concert at 3pm, they will play the following works: Sonata in F major Op 57 by Dvorak, Sonata in C minor Op 30 no 2 by Beethoven and Sonata in E-flat major Op 18 by R Strauss.

Entrance to the concert is adults R70, pensioners R55, and students R20.

For more information, contact Theresa Cunliffe or Erika Bothma on 041-504-2250 during office hours.

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